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hotfooted (@hotfooted)

Parkinson's with diabetes and dialysis end of life...

Caregivers | Last Active: Mar 14, 2020 | Replies (20)

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@hotfooted Your story is such a difficult place to find oneself. Has your son been able to do a living will of any sort, that puts his wishes down in writing? I don't know if the state where you live might not accept a video of him stating his wishes? This would alleviate some of the stress on you having to make a decision. What a burden, having a granddaughter and husband also with health concerns, beyond your own. Is there a faith community that you could lean on for support, palliative care group, even reaching out to hospice in your area? I think any of those groups might be of some assistance as you journey through this. How can we support you today?
Ginger

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Hi Ginger.. and thank you for your kindness in responding to my cry for help… Things are moving along rather quickly.. Of course, we knew these days were coming, but still it seems so sudden… There are so many things that we have to deal with besides the immediate health change for our son.. He lives in a house that we purchased for him to live in when he first got too sick to continue working.. It's in one state and we live in another, 500 miles away.. so there is that… Also, he had 2 little dogs.. one was very sick with a tumor and had to be put to sleep. the other is a wonderful little guy, but he has a few things that make him unadoptable, I'm afraid.. He's an indoor/outdoor doggie door pet, but was never socialized to be around other dogs or children, plus he pees anywhere.. My son has been sick all of the little dogs life and never taught him manners.. All of a sudden little PJ's world has been turned upside down.. and he's all alone… So this is one more terribly sad event for Mom to take care of… It really hurts me…

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